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Spanish professor shares more than just novel
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Spanish professor shares more than just novel

Spanish professor shares more than just novel By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 Through his love of the Spanish language and storytelling, one professor practices what he teaches with the release of his newest novella. Texas A&M International University Regents Professor of Spanish-American literature José Cardona-López not only promotes his latest short novel, La Vieja Ines, but also gives a peek into the life of his classroom. At 6 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 15, Cardona-López is scheduled to speak about his new book in the Academic Innovation Center, Room 126. “My favorite type of literature at the moment are short stories or short novels because of the time,” he said. “We need humor.” David Gomez Jr. | BridgeRegents Professor of...
ARTS: Faculty Opening Concert reaches 16th anniversary
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ARTS: Faculty Opening Concert reaches 16th anniversary

ARTS: Faculty Opening Concert reaches 16th anniversary By Elizabeth KennedyBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022 During 10 performances, 13 faculty members offered a variety of songs from classical Indian sitar improvisations to jazz for the Faculty Opening Concert. The free annual Texas A&M International University event, open to the public, took place on Sept. 23. Faculty members typically performed in duets. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeFrom left: Assistant Professor Nicole Gillotti, Arts Department Chair and Associate Professor James Moyer and Interim Humanities Department Chair and Associate Professor Kevin Lindberg play Rise by Herb Alpert at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall on Sept. 23. It began 16 years ago by Associate Professor Y...
CAMPUS: El Grito returns to TAMIU
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CAMPUS: El Grito returns to TAMIU

CAMPUS: El Grito returns to TAMIU By Cassandra VillarrealBridge contributing writerandBy Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 After a pandemic hiatus, El Grito returned to TAMIU to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The sound of cumbia music reverberated from the Sen. Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center green as students, faculty and families gathered to celebrate El Grito de Dolores. A celebration of Mexico’s Declaration of Independence from the Spanish Empire in 1810, the event was organized by the Campus Activities Board and had platters of food, friends and live performances from the University’s own student musical programs, Mariachi Internacional and Ballet Folklórico. Miriam Salinas | BridgeUnidentified students representing CAB ...
CAMPUS: Halloween Fest returns to TAMIU
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CAMPUS: Halloween Fest returns to TAMIU

CAMPUS: Halloween Fest returns to TAMIU By April GarciaBridge contributing writerandDavid Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 TAMIU’s Student Orientation Leadership and Engagement and Campus Activities Board welcomed back the Halloween Fest for the first time since 2019. The festival took place on Oct. 27 at the Sen. Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center green, as a joint event between Texas A&M International University’s SOLE and CAB. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeEducation major Amanda Lara, dressed as a traffic cone, and her boyfriend, who refused to be identified, as a stoplight, wore couples costumes during the Oct. 27, 2022, Halloween Fest on campus. “CAB and SOLE are the ones who set up the festival,” SOLE Assistant Director Abigail Fernandez said...
SPORTS: Esports team improves in communication, camaraderie
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SPORTS: Esports team improves in communication, camaraderie

SPORTS: Esports team improves in communication, camaraderie By Glenys MaldonadoSports EditorPublished Friday, Oct. 28, 2022  With esports on the rise, TAMIU’s Rocket League team launched to a strong start this season. With a variety of teams, Rocket League shined and put their name on the boards. “Rocket League is a competitive video game which involves cars and soccer combined,” coach Ethan Garcia said. “The point of the game is to outscore the opponent and win three out of five games to secure a win. My favorite thing about the game would have to be that it is unique and a very complex game to learn, but once you are able to understand the controls it gets really fun.” Texas A&M International University’s Rec Sports esports program did not develop an accelerating...
CAMPUS: Run for one’s life
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CAMPUS: Run for one’s life

CAMPUS: Run for one's life By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 Nearly 200 students, families and community athletes ran amok on campus during TAMIU’s Recreational Sports’ first-ever 3k Zombie Run. “I think it’s really enjoyable,” sophomore and psychology major Christina Lorena Castillon said about the Saturday, Oct. 15, evening event. “I think it’s a little bit of a goofy event, but it’s fun.” David Gomez Jr. | BridgeDerly Rojo, right, attempts to outrun a zombie from stripping her flag at the first-ever Zombie Run at TAMIU on Oct. 15. They thought that, at maximum, they would host about 100 competitors, but instead reached nearly 200. As expected, there weren’t enough free T-shirts to go around.  Marco Villarreal | The BridgeAn unident...
CAMPUS: Welcome Day event opens campus doors for Fall 2022
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CAMPUS: Welcome Day event opens campus doors for Fall 2022

CAMPUS: Welcome Day event opens campus doors for Fall 2022 By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 Each year, TAMIU holds a Welcome Day to introduce new students and welcome back existing students to kick off the new school year. On Saturday, Aug. 20, new and returning students took advantage of late registration with the  Unfinished Business: A TAMIU Open House and Welcome Day event at the Sen. Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center. Marco Villarreal | BridgeStudents get assistance from Assistant Director of Recruitment Juan Vazquez, center, during the Welcome Week event on Aug. 19. Office of Recruitment Director Jessica Treviño worked there on and off since 2010 in different positions before earning the director title. “It’s like a three-in-...
CAMPUS: 18th century studies society offers fellowship to TAMIU professor
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CAMPUS: 18th century studies society offers fellowship to TAMIU professor

CAMPUS: 18th century studies society offers fellowship to TAMIU professor By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Sept. 26, 2022 One English professor adds another achievement to his early academic career, which only solidifies his passion for British literature. Assistant Professor of English Adam Kozaczka recently received a fellowship award for the further expansion of 18th century studies—an award he had forgotten about while applying for others. “It was sort of a weird moment when I found out,” Kozaczka said. “It was a moment where I had been declined from other things I had applied for and I forgot about this one, so I was like ‘Oh.’ It was a consolation prize.” David Gomez Jr. | BridgeAssistant Professor of English Adam Kozaczka poses for a photo in his of...
CAMPUS: Greeks, CAB host karaoke events
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CAMPUS: Greeks, CAB host karaoke events

CAMPUS: Greeks, CAB host karaoke events By Elizabeth KennedyBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 Overcoming one’s fears is one way to break out of a shell. Karaoke can be one way to do just that—and one campus fraternity and the Campus Activities Board helped make this happen. Alpha Psi Lambda, a national co-ed Latino-oriented fraternity, held its free karaoke event Aug. 30 in the Student Center as part of its Recruitment Week. The event lasted from 5 to 7 p.m. Bags of chips were set out along with QR-codes linking to more information about the fraternity. APSI members were on standby to answer questions between songs. Joy Davis | BridgeStudent Francisco Jose Cortes sings a Mexican song during Camp Rock Karaoke Night, sponsored by Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Soror...
ARTS: Abandoned art makes its way around campus
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ARTS: Abandoned art makes its way around campus

ARTS: Abandoned art makes its way around campus By Heron CarramanBridge Contributing WriterPublished Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 Most people would never want to abandon their artworks, but some students would beg to differ. The students in Instructor of art Sandra Martinez’s class left their art behind all over Texas A&M International University for others to find. People can expect to find a variety of pieces all around campus, waiting to be discovered by passersby. “The abandoned artwork can be anything they wish to create–jewelry, drawing, painting, etc.,” Martinez said. David Peralta | BridgeThis ceramic sculpture by artist Eddy Rosas from the Spring 2021 Ceramics I class sits in a glass display case at the Student Center. Along with choosing what to create, the stude...
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